Falling Through Time: Music of Alexina Louie
Cost: €12 / €6
Ticket type: Book Online
Venue: Old St. Mary’s Church
Rising stars Ellen Jansson (piano) and Clonmel's own Kelley Lonergan (soprano) with Hugh Murray (violin), Brendan Garde (violin), Martha Campbell (viola) and Yseult Cooper Stockdale (cello) present 'Falling Through Time: The Music of Alexina Louie' featuring solo and chamber music by Canadian composer, Alexina Louie, whose 70th birthday falls in 2019. She will be in attendance, on her first ever visit to Ireland. One of Canadaʼs most sought after composers, Alexina Louie has written for many of the countryʼs leading soloists, chamber ensembles, new music groups and orchestras. Her works have become part of the standard repertoire, in particular her many compositions for piano, the best known of which is Scenes From A Jade Terrace, commissioned by Jon Kimura Parker.
Louie’s orchestral works have received a multitude of important international performances. Some of the world renowned conductors who have performed her music include Sir Andrew Davis, Leonard Slatkin, Alexander Lazarev, Charles Dutoit, Bramwell Tovey, Gunther Herbig, Pinchas Zukerman, Kent Nagano, Peter Oundjian, Carlos Kalmar, James Judd, and Ingo Metzmacher.
Irish pianist Ellen Jansson recently graduated top of her class from CIT Cork School of Music with a First Class Honors BMus degree and was recipient of the Cork Orchestral Society Emerging Artist Award. She spent a year of her undergraduate studying on an Erasmus scholarship with Professor Martin Hughes at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna and is also a past pupil of the prestigious Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester, where she was the winner of the Chetham’s Yamaha Piano Competition as well as attaining an LRSM performance diploma with distinction.
Ellen has appeared as soloist with the New York Concerti Sinfonietta, National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, Esker Festival Orchestra and National Youth Orchestra of Ireland. She has performed in many prominent venues in Ireland and abroad, including Carnegie Hall (New York), Großes Studio Mozarteum (Salzburg), Alexela Concert Hall (Tallinn, Estonia), Ukrainian Radio Concert Hall (Kiev), RDS Concert Hall, John Field Room NCH and the National Concert Hall (Dublin).
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